The approach is a couple miles and then it shoots up steeply. Very difficult even after training for it and knowing what was comming from a previous attempt. This was the second attempt in less than a month. Sort of a last minute decision. Stunning Panorama of Alpine Lakes Wilderness and Glacier Peak Wilderness and their surrounding peaks. Perfect snow, perfect weather. We had to climb North Chiwaukum to get to Middle C because of possible avalanche danger so it added about 500 feet to our elevation gain for the round-trip.
A heck of a lot of effort but MORE THAN WORTH IT. This is incredible winter climb! If you have the experience DON'T PASS THIS ONE UP!!!!!!!
These peaks are impressive in winter. The standard route was long and challenging but the views from each summit made it worth our effort. One of the best winter climbs I've ever done.